Do you ever in the middle of a Netflix binging fest look around your room and try to figure what went wrong that now your room looks like a complete mess. Even if you are looking for a makeover for your old room or you just moved in with your loved ones or you are working from the scratch, we got you all covered. Well, the best time to start was yesterday, but the second-best time is NOW!
Given below are some tips to help you make your room better and make most out of the small spaces.
Some Tips to Remember:
1. Keep the Layout Simple
There is no magic sauce to enhance the layout of a small bedroom, the simpler you keep it, the more graceful and classy it’ll look.
There is no stiff rule to keep the bed in the center or stick to the sides or you have to have a bedside table. Everything is supposed to make you comfortable and making it look elegant.
2. Go for the subtle colors:
Don’t go some ultra-bright colors like tangerine, forest green, instead, try some soothing colors like-
- Lavender is the perfect shade of purple, as it still holds its regal presence, but doesn’t overwhelm the room.
- Deep blue, Pale blue.Blue is such a comforting color.
- soft grey, soft green, gives the room a classy and tasteful touch completely.
- mint green, to give a refreshing taste to the room.
3. Or Go Bold with the Colors:
You’re not limited to whites or neutral color palettes when it comes to the walls of a small bedroom. I don’t buy into that whole ‘Never paint a small room a dark color’ design dogma. Embrace the size and moodiness of a small room and even play into it. Painting a room a charcoal gray or navy blue or olive green can be chic and sexy.
4. Choose Accents That Add Color
Generally like cooler colors in a bedroom—blues and grays as opposed to warm tones. Black-and-white always works and can be a good foundation—like in a patterned area rug—to layer in some color. I think everyone would be a little happier if they had some pops of color in their bedrooms.
5. Give Your Bed a Second Job
Between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m., your mattress is for sleeping. The rest of the time, arrange the pillows against the wall so it becomes a makeshift daybed for lounging and working on your laptop. If you happen to have some room, a small-scale coffee table makes this setup even more convincing.
6. Choose Mounted Lights instead of Table Lamps and Floor Lamps
Just say no to table lamps and floor lamps. those light fixtures are only going to take up the tiny bit of floor space you do have. Instead, choose a space-saving sconce to hang on the wall above your bed, ideally one with a swinging arm that can be adjusted to direct light downward (for reading) or into the rest of the room (for dance parties, et cetera). If you’re partial to pendant lights, one of those would work too.
7. Utilize Built-Ins
Built-in bookshelves give you extra storage space without having a chunky piece of furniture protruding into the room. It’s a beautiful way to frame the wall of built-in shelves.
8. Choose the Decor that does Double Duty
The most important thing to keep in mind is this one.
- get a bed table , it’s multi-purpose and very resourceful
- in small bedrooms, there’s no space or need for dressers instead have a full-length mirror on the wall and just a small table below it.
- hanging bedside table.
- folding multi-purpose furniture
9. Use Bigger (But Fewer) Furnishings
It may seem counterintuitive, but outfitting a small space with just a few large-scale pieces (rather than a mishmash of pint-size furniture) can make it feel grander. Resist the urge to push all of your furniture up against the walls. If you leave space behind the furniture, it makes the room look wider than it is.
10. Lift Up Your Bed
Instead of sliding boxes underneath your bed, use a storage platform that sits under the mattress. It’s the perfect spot for storing sweaters you usually throw on shelves.
11. Let Go of Clutter
The thing everyone regrets most is all the clutter they have saved in their bedrooms for no good reason. Let go of some old things that are not worth it anymore. It’s not you, it’s them.
12. Try a Wall-Mounted Night Stand
You may not have room for a full-on nightstand, but a small wall-mounted, corner one is much better than cluttering the floor with your water and books.
13. Tuck Your Bed Away
If you live in a studio or need or use your bedroom for more than just sleeping, consider a DIY trundle bed or a solid platform with a retractable bed under it. In this space, the wooden platform makes room for a sofa so there’s somewhere to sit instead of the bed. It’s kind of like a Murphy bed but easier to create yourself.
14. Install Inventive Storage
When you have a teeny-tiny bedroom, you have to get scrappy and strategic about storage space—otherwise, you’ll never find what you’re looking for unless you stub your toe on it. Take inspiration from this space, where the bed has built-in drawers and is framed by a bookshelf, which allows for extra storage space as well as a place to display decor and art.
15. Place a Storage Bench Near the Bed
A storage bench at the end of a bed makes for great seating and storage. You can use it to store blankets, sweaters, books, snacks–you name it.
16. Use Vertical Space
Built-in and low to the ground, this bed boasts an easy coolness. Add a floating shelf to use your vertical space for displaying artwork and storing trophies or anything you want
17. Expressing your Unique Identity
Let the room express your unique personality, if you have an interest in music and have a guitar, hang it on one wall. Your paintings, your degrees anything that you associate with yourself.
- DON’T use too many patterns. You want to create the illusion of space and serenity. Choose one piece as the focal point, one-piece with a bold pattern. Then, mix quieter complementary neutrals in with it. The room is crowded enough without all that pattern conflict!
- DON’T under decorate. In a small space, you may be tempted to keep it overly simple. Less stuff does not always mean a less crowded space. Don’t sacrifice design for space or the room will feel dull. Incorporate design elements that you would normally, like rugs, pictures, and drapes. This will help it to feel cozy, comfortable, and well-decorated
- DON’T use small window treatments. Drapes fitted exactly to the window will make the room feel smaller and more congested. If you’re going to do it, go big. Doing a large window treatment instead will make the room look a lot bigger. Install rods close to the ceiling and arrange curtains so that they cover only a small portion of the window but a huge amount of the wall.
I hope this article helped you in restructuring your bedroom and gave you enough ideas to solve the problem of space.